USCP Chief to Appear at Citizen’s Advisory Meeting Tuesday

Meeting to Discuss Political Demonstrations and Area Crime

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The Capitol Grounds, Jan. 7, 2021. E. O'Gorek/CCN

Acting US Capitol Police (USCP) Chief Yogananda Pittman is tentatively scheduled to appear at a public meeting Tuesday.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC) hosts a viritual community safety briefing for residents and businesses in the First Dsitrict Tuesday, Mar. 2 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Pittman is listed as “tentative” on the agenda.

During a Feb. 25th House hearing, Pittman she said USCP was aware of a militia group’s threat to blow up the Capitol complex during President Biden’s State of the Union address.

“We know that members of the militia groups that were present on January 6 have stated their desires that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible,” Pittman said.

The date on which Biden will address Congress has not yet been announced.

The First District CAC meeting will also discuss any political demonstrations scheduled and the potential affects on residents and businesses. Federal Bureau of Investigaton (FBI) oureach personenel will also appear. First District Commander Morgan Kane will give a report on current crime trends and projections for March, including information on shootings on the 700 block of 13th Street NE and Thursday at the Maryland Avenue Chick Fil A.

Also on the agenda is an appearance by Linda Harllee-Harper, the newly appointment Gun Violence Prevention Director. The US Attorney will give an update regarding juvenile crime.

You can find the full agenda online.

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